Orange Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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Orange CEO Stéphane Richard
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Pros
  • benefits, work life balance, good working environment (in 7 reviews)

  • d'autres endroits, heures de travail flexibles (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of career path and development programs (in 3 reviews)

  • Ce qui signifie que les gens souhaitant une augmentation de salaire doivent devenir manager m (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Nothing to do, but well payed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - good salary - not a lot of work

    Cons

    - almost nothing gets done - bad management - people don't like working there but stay because it's comfortable

    Advice to Management

    Get to work.


  2. Program manager

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Relaxed environment. Good PTO

    Cons

    Not invested in people, no career path.... decision made at senior levels only. Most of the people are under utilized

    Advice to Management

    People is the main asset of any company, invest in your people before it's too late for you. Develop a career path and track people progress and use the HR in other ways to work with people instead of using them for policing people


  3. Helpful (1)

    Company with a lot of rigid rules!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Orange full-time

    Pros

    - PTO Benefits is pretty good compare to other companies in Silicon Valley - Provide full reimbursement if you take public transportation

    Cons

    - Working hour is pretty rigid i.e., no flexible working hour and no working from home policy - Project can change on yearly basis based on headquarter effect - Most mid-level management (Director) have spent all their career life here. Due to this, their innovation and view is fairly limited only to this company.


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  5. all the potential in the world, little strategy and skill to take advantage of it

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orange full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    huge network large presence fantastic services business

    Cons

    convoluted structure weak leadership byzantine structure run like lazy government agency

    Advice to Management

    move away from socialistic practices


  6. For a telco, the lack of internal communication is startling

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A pretty good number PTOs after one year of working here. Overall benefits are decent. Strict office hours makes it ok to leave early. (5.30pm) The company has money, so some can find budget to do stuff. Smart people.

    Cons

    You're not working on any real products and you don't have any real customers. The overall vision and goal for the lab is not made clear by management. A lot of internal politics, between here and the French offices, as well as between groups here too, which is scary. Projects actually survive depending on what management likes but also who is involved in the US and in France. Strict office hours. (can be a constraint) Bonus system is opaque and convoluted. (your actual performance doesn't actually influence your bonus much compared to seniority and other mysterious things that management and HR decide) It seems that a lot of people have been here a long long time and are just content with the situation, knowing how to navigate the internals of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Employees like independence but some vision is necessary, especially when there are no products to work on directly and no customers to talk to.


  7. May not be the place that you want to work for..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on new technologies

    Cons

    no flexible working hours and no work from home, not a good place to work if you commute

    Advice to Management

    be transparent, recognize the job well done, become employee friendly


  8. Helpful (2)

    If you don't have to work here, Don't

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    well, it is a R&D institute, not the acadamic style, but more like a lab. I got to experiment with different new ideas and products, to work on things that seem interesting to me. I don't have work on the same project/product over and over again as in most industrial companies.

    Cons

    For one, management sucks. Their idea of "working" is like government agency. You have to physically sit in your seat to work! And HR and Tech support also are also incompetent. Most stuff employees take for granted in other companies, you have to personally take care of yourself. From intalling project pc, to your 401k. If you don't, you are messed up.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the intelligence part of our job and be flexible. Happy employees, happy company!


  9. Sr. Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Orange (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexibility, autonomy, diversity, global presence

    Cons

    discrimination on pregnant women, excessive bureaucracy


  10. Application administration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orange full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit package. Better salary for the position in the region. Learned a lot about various IT technology by myself.

    Cons

    Absolutely no career path. Work life balance is a joke. You have to work outside of working hours and get phone calls during weekend and night. No educational courses at all.

    Advice to Management

    Start to listen to your employees. Do less politics and focus more on the goal.


  11. Orange infrastructure

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator Manager in Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Former Employee - Database Administrator Manager in Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good income but bad ballance of life and work.

    Cons

    Hight stress and big disorder at work place



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